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Remnants of Partition

Remnants of Partition

Aanchal Malhotra, 30 June 2021, 14.00

Aanchal Malhotra, (@AanchalMalhotra), is an Indian author and historian, best known for her work on oral history and material culture of the Partition of India in 1947. She is the co-founder of the Museum of Material Memory, a digital repository of material culture of the Indian subcontinent, tracing family history and social ethnography through heirlooms, collectibles and objects of antiquity.

Her first book, Remnants of Partition : 21 Objects from a Continent Divided, is an attempt to revisit the Partition through personal and intimate objects that refugees carried with them across the border during their migration. Written as a crossover between history and anthropology, it details the material culture of the Partition of India.

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